News, blog posts, and more from Morrison Planetarium and beyond.
Artist’s illustration of the Local Bubble with star formation occurring on the bubble’s surface. Scientists have now shown how a chain of events beginning 14 million years ago with a set of powerful supernovae led to the creation of the vast bubble, responsible for the formation of all young stars within 500 light years of the Sun. (Image courtesy STScI and Leah Hustak.)
We end our series with news from the Vera Rubin Observatory, ALMA, and the VLT.
Telescopes in Chile are finding hidden treasures such as nearby asteroids and potentially habitable exoplanets.
What are telescopes on our planet revealing about planets in other parts of our galaxy?
New discoveries from Chilean telescopes offer information about dark matter and molecules in strange places.
An update on two new Chilean telescopes plus ALMA observes a rogue comet and a life-threatening flare.